Surprise, surprise…f-series truck sales are up (again)
Ford released its January vehicle sales figures and, unlike its fleet, SUV and car numbers—which are all down when compared to January 2017—truck sales are up by 2.2 percent. Fomoco’s report went on to detail that average transaction pricing for its F-series trucks checked in at $47,800 per vehicle last month, which was $1,400 higher than it was in January, 2017. Even while its other categories have taken a slight downturn, Ford’s truck sales are as strong as they’ve ever been, and Mark Laneve, Ford Vice President, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, attributes this to a healthy economy. “U.S. economic factors are very healthy and we’re seeing the effect in the auto industry—not just in strong demand for pickups, but in demand for high-trim versions of vehicles,” Laneve was quoted as saying.